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How Wildfires Impact Deer And Elk

Jul 30, 2018

How devastating are wildfires to deer and elk? Can most of them outrun or outflank a rapidly spreading fire? And what about the survivors when they return to a burned forest? Isn’t their habitat destroyed?

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The Montana Department of Livestock is moving forward with a plan to more than double the number of counties that require vaccinating cattle against brucellosis.

Montana Stockgrowers Association spokesperson Kori Anderson says, "The only concern we have as an organization is the financial implications that could go along with this expansion."

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A Nevada woman was attacked by a cow elk behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park Sunday. She was flown to the trauma center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center due to the severity of her injuries.

According to a press release from the park’s Public Affairs Office, the elk reared up and kicked 51-year-old Charlene Triplett, an employee at the hotel, multiple times with its front legs, hitting her head, torso and back.

The elk was protecting a calf bedded down about 20 feet away, hidden by other cars.

State wildlife and livestock officials say an elk captured in southwest Montana tested positive for exposure to brucellosis.

This is the first time a positive test was found in the Tendoy Mountains Southwest of Dillon, said officials from the Montana Department of Livestock.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park are at their highest level in more than a decade.

Results of a two-day winter survey released Wednesday showed more than 7,500 elk in Yellowstone and areas of Montana north of the park. That's up more than 40 percent compared to 2017 and marks the highest population level since 2005.

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